Ethan Carter

Conceptual issues with our current explanations of psychopathology and offence-related behaviours.

Profile

Ethan completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology and Statistics at Victoria University in 2016, and entered the Clinical Psychology program the following year. His Honours project looked at the impact of Traumatic Brain Injuries on different aspects of cognitive control under the supervision of Dr. Caroline Wilshire. In his doctoral research Ethan is interested in looking at some of the theoretical and conceptual issues in our explanations of both Psychopathology and offending behaviors. Particularly, he looks to draw parallels between the psychopathology literature, and the forensic psychology literature, with a focus on how we can work towards causal explanations which can better guide the assessment and treatment of individuals who have committed an offence, as well as individuals who are mentally ill.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science majoring in Psychology and Statistics
Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Psychology

Research Interests

Scientific method and inquiry, Explanations of offending behaviors and psychopathology, Clinical psychology, Forensic psychology

PhD topic

Conceptual issues with our current explanations of psychopathology and offence-related behaviours.

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Labs

Explanation of Psychology and Crime - Directed by Professor Tony Ward

The Explanation of Psychopathology and Crime (EPC) lab in the School of Psychology at Victoria University of Wellington is led by Professor Tony Ward. We are interested in exploring theoretical issues in Clinical and Forensic Psychology, you can find more information about our projects on our website.